“VBS should be a safe haven for kids, where everyone is equal in the eyes of the Lord and all are loved and welcomed. Kids don’t need more labels—they need Jesus,” said Jessica Stetson, experienced VBS leader and Christian educator.

Under this philosophy, Concordia suggests five key elements in selecting a VBS program: volunteer-friendly, Law/Gospel, Christ-centered lessons, Biblical theme, correct Scriptural context, and engaging, enriching content.

Concordia provides more information and has VBS starter kits available.